This function check the status (native or exotic) of a species in a given place

For that end, calls itis_native and flora_europaea. See help documentation of those functions for details.

So many more things can be done, like checking species first with taxize, adding more native lists to check...

is_native(sp, where, region = c("america", "europe"), ...)

Arguments

sp

character; a vector of length one with a single scientific species names in the form of c("Genus species").

where

character; a vector of length one with a single place. For America has to match one of those: "Continental US", "Alaska", "Canada", "Caribbean Territories", "Central Pacific Territories", "Hawaii", "Mexico". For Europe has to match one of those: "Albania", "Austria", "Azores", "Belgium", "Islas_Baleares", "Britain", "Bulgaria", "Corse", "Kriti", "Czechoslovakia", "Denmark", "Faroer", "Finland", "France", "Germany", "Greece", "Ireland", "Switzerland", "Netherlands", "Spain", "Hungary", "Iceland", "Italy", "Jugoslavia", "Portugal", "Norway", "Poland", "Romania", "USSR", "Sardegna", "Svalbard", "Sicilia", "Sweden", "Turkey", "USSR_Northern_Division", "USSR_Baltic_Division", "USSR_Central_Division", "USSR_South_western", "USSR_Krym", "USSRSouth_eastern_Division"

region

character; a vector of length one with a single region. Only "europe" and "america" implemented "europe" checks Flora Europaea and only contain plants. "america" checks ITIS and contain both plant and animals.

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Value

A data.frame, with species name and result of origin check

Author

Ignasi Bartomeus [email protected]

Examples

if (FALSE) { sp <- c("Lavandula stoechas", "Carpobrotus edulis", "Rhododendron ponticum", "Alkanna lutea", "Anchusa arvensis") is_native(sp[1], where = "Islas_Baleares", region = "europe") lapply(sp, is_native, where = "Continental US", region = "america") lapply(sp, is_native, where = "Islas_Baleares", region = "europe") # combine output for many taxa res <- lapply(sp, is_native, where = "Continental US", region = "america") do.call(rbind, res) }